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Electronic versions of XP books

HS Thomas
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Are there any electronic versions of :
� Extreme Programming Explained [Beck]
� Extreme Programming Installed [Jeffries]
� Planning Extreme Programming [Beck]
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Ilja Preuss
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I don't know of any.
But all three are certainly worth their price even in paper form...
[ June 25, 2003: Message edited by: Ilja Preuss ]

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Stan James
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These guys first spewed most of what went into thsoe books on The Wiki Wiki Web: http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?ExtremeProgrammingRoadmap The Wiki works a lot like XP: no page ownership, iterative, refactored, etc. If you absorb all of this, you'll just read the books and nod: yup, yup, yup.
Seriously, Beck & Jeffries both write very engagingly, and the books are worth while. And easier to hand to a manager or co-worker to get them on board.
Other resources: Look in Yahoo groups for XP Adoption hosted by Jeffries, and Agile Modeling hosted by Scott Ambler. Both of them are very participative, and you can direct questions right at the source. Beck lurks and speaks up now & then.


A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi
HS Thomas
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Thanks you two. I'll have to get the books .
Wiki and the Yahoo groups look great to get a flavour. I really like the presentations on the XP Adoption group.
I've yet to check out the Agile Modelling group but I bet it's awesome too.
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Stan James
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That link you put for XP Adoption was not the one I was thinking of, but has some neat stuff. I really wish we could get that kind of training and coaching in house, but it's very hard to get anything not already in the approved training catalog.
HS Thomas
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xpAdoption � Adopting Extreme Programming
Would this be the one, Stan? I'd hate to join the wrong one and wait in vain for Scott Ambler's reflections. Ok, this is the one.Took a while finding it.
Patterns Poker
I like this idea. Would help free any pre-conceptions about how Patterns can be associated ?
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[ June 27, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
Stan James
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Yes, that's the Yahoo XP Adoption group. Look on Ambler's Agile Modeling site for the other one.
 
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